After graduating from Temple she came to the District where she was the first women's swimming coach in the city at Central High School, according to her daughters.
She later taught swimming at Gallaudet College before becoming a physician's aide. Mrs. Pyle was one of the first nurses' aides at Suburban Hospital, working there for about 15 years.
An active member of the Montgomery County PTA, Mrs. Pyle was one of the first nurses' aides at Suburban Mrs. Pyle was also a member of the Montgomery County Players, a drama group.
During the 1940s she taught child studies at night classes at the University of Maryland.
She is survived by two daughters: Anne F! Lester, of Bethesda, and Jane P. Harriss, of Silver Spring; three grandchildren, Helen F. McGuire, of Silver Spring; William Walter Fuchs, and Henry Barrett Fuchs, of Bethesda.
Helen Devreaux Pyle, 82, a 1914 graduate fo Temple university and one of the first female swimming coaches in the District, died Friday after a long illniss, at Suburban Hospital.
Mrs. Pyle, the widow of Thomas W. Pyle, a former superintendent of Montgomery County public schools and principal of Bethisda-Chevy Chase High School, was the organizer and first president of the Inner Wheel Club, a women's division of the Rotary Club.